Week 5 of the XFL season kicked off on Saturday, a day that saw the Houston Roughnecks improve to 5-0 with a 32-23 win over the now 1-4 Seattle Dragons before the 3-2 New York Guardians easily dispatched the 2-3 Dallas Renegades 30-12 in the late game.
The first game of the day started unexpectedly, with the Dragons taking a double-digit lead in the early going as Roughnecks quarterback P.J. Walker looked uncharacteristically shaky, turning the ball over three times, with two of those turnovers leading to Dragon touchdowns. But the Roughnecks were able to survive a bumpy start and overcome the deficit by scoring 12 unanswered in the fourth quarter to emerge with their fifth straight win to begin the season.
Walker wound up throwing for 351 yards and three touchdowns, but he nearly provided the Dragons with a chance to tie the game in the final seconds when he appeared to take a knee on fourth down with three seconds remaining. But the XFL officials bungled the situation by letting the time tick off the clock. The game ended without a review. And Seattle was denied one final shot at the end zone and a potential tying three-point conversion.
The second game of the day did not include much controversy or intrigue, as the Guardians outscored the Renegades 24-6 in the second half. The Guardians defense led the way, holding the Renegades offense to 3.3 yards per play.
You can relive the action from Saturday's games below. And be sure to check back on Sunday, when we'll be providing live coverage for the final two games of Week 5 in the XFL.
XFL scores, Week 5
Saturday, March 7
Houston Roughnecks 32, Seattle Dragons 23
New York Guardians 30, Dallas Renegades 12
Sunday, March 8
St. Louis BattleHawks at DC Defenders (3 p.m. ET, FS1, fuboTV)
Tampa Bay Vipers at Los Angeles Wildcats (9 p.m. ET, ESPN)